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Meaning of shank

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: a cut of meat (beef or veal or mutton or lamb) from the
           upper part of the leg
      2: the part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle
      3: cylinder forming a long narrow part of something [syn:
         {shank}, {stem}]
      4: cylinder forming the part of a bolt between the thread and
         the head
      5: cylinder forming the part of a bit by which it is held in the
      6: the narrow part of the shoe connecting the heel and the wide
         part of the sole [syn: {shank}, {waist}]
      7: lower part of the leg extending from the hock to the fetlock
         in hoofed mammals [syn: {cannon}, {shank}]
      8: a poor golf stroke in which the heel of the club hits the
      v 1: hit (a golf ball) with the heel of a club, causing the ball
           to veer in the wrong direction

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